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Master of Business - Information Systems Specialisation

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Level of Study

Master's Degree


1.5 years

Next start date

Expected Jul 2023


Auckland University of Technology


A Master of Business is recognised as a wise investment for a senior career, and is likely to boost earning potential. A master’s degree by research is also essential for those considering a possible academic career route.

The Master of Business is a research master’s degree that can be completed in just 18 months. Throughout your studies you develop advanced research skills, as well as a rigorous understanding of a specialist business field relevant to your interests.
The programme equips you with the knowledge and critical thinking skills in demand in today’s complex and changing business environments. Graduates of the Master of Business are well placed for further study in the PhD programme.

Explore advanced topics in information systems strategy and governance, managing information in the digital enterprise, business analytics and project management with the Business Information Systems specialisation in the Master of Business.

You explore a topic of your interest and will be guided by research-active academics who are known as experts in their areas of interest.

The Business Information Systems department at AUT has a rich research culture and is focused on understanding the central role that various information and communication technologies play in integrating contemporary organisations and adding value through electronic business.

To graduate with a Master of Business, you must successfully complete 180 points from:

  • Specialisation papers
  • Research methods paper(s)
  • A thesis or dissertation

Key features:

  • Skills in high demand in the business world
  • Research strengths include IT governance, healthcare IT, ICT for development, enterprise systems, and logistics and supply chain management
  • Staff who are internationally recognised as experts in this field

Entry criteria

Completed one of the following or equivalent with a B grade average or higher in all relevant prerequisite papers in the selected subject area:

  • Bachelor of Business OR
  • Graduate Diploma in Business

Admission to the Master of Business is subject to approval by the Dean (or representative).

English Language Requirements:

IELTS (Academic) 6.5 overall with a minimum score of 6.0 in each band; TOEFL iBT score of 90; Certificate in English for Academic Study (CertEAS) with A grade; GIE with B+ grade; CAE minimum overall score of 176; PTE minimum overall score of 58.

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